Los Alamos National Laboratory Criticality Safety Manager 6 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Criticality Safety Manager is responsible for high-level management of technical, programmatic, and operational leadership of the Criticality Safety Division. The Criticality Safety Manager will advise Laboratory Management on impacts/changes to national criticality safety standards and regulations, and provide strong collaboration with LANL Programs, Facility Operations, Engineering/Technical Authority and Projects. The Criticality Safety Manager will own the Criticality Safety Program and oversee development of criticality safety documentation for non-reactor nuclear facilities and critical experiments. The selected candidate will direct the administration of nuclear criticality safety employees including, forecasting staffing requirements, addressing affirmative action placement goals, directing assignments, monitoring performance, participating in the performance appraisal and salary management process, and financial management.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to manage a technically complex organization

  • Demonstrated understanding of DOE Order 420.1C and ANS 8 Standards pertaining to Criticality Safety

  • Demonstrated ability to oversee a criticality safety program in assessing and developing appropriate responses to upset events involving the compromise or suspected compromise of criticality safety limits

  • Must have in-depth knowledge and proficiency in DOE and industry standards on criticality safety

  • Demonstrated ability to interface with external agencies such as the Department of Energy (DOE}, Department of

  • Transportation (DOT), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) for criticality safety

  • Must have excellent written/oral communication to include presentation skills

  • Significant Management experience

Desired Skills:

  • Experience preparing, reviewing and approving highly technical Criticality Safety Evaluation Documents (CSEDs) for a complex nuclear facility


  • Position requires a Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline (Master's degree highly desirable)

Notes to Applicants:

  • Applicants must submit a cover letter addressing the Job Requirements of the position.

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.

426.2:This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular Position:Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants:Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

Equal Opportunity:Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

The Criticality Safety Manager leads the Nuclear Criticality Safety (NCS) organization in development of criticality safety technical proposals, criticality safety evaluations, and project cost/schedule documentation. Advises, assists, and represents Laboratory Management to both internal and external stakeholders on criticality safety matters. Provides technical and administrative leadership to resolve issues, including conferring with appropriate management to resolve situations where hazards are beyond acceptable levels. Develops nuclear criticality safety evaluations that meet the requirements of the appropriate national standards, governmental regulations, and organizational policies and procedures for all fissile/fissionable material operations.

Maximum Salary: 271900

Minimum Salary: 152000

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Johnson, Dana Elizabeth

Organization Name: NCS/Nuclear Criticality Safety

Email: danaj@lanl.gov

Job Title: Criticality Safety Manager 6

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC65701